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Ashland, MA 01721-0215
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Remembering Worcester State Hospital
Saturday, February 4
Remembering Worcester State Hospital
9:30 am to 11:30 am
Presented by Joy Hennig
Nothing embodies the complex history of mental health care in America better than institutions like Worcester State Hospital. Founded in the 19th century as part of a reformist movement, Worcester State has been of enduring importance to inmates, family members, and the community at large for nearly two centuries. This program will trace the history of the institution and its impact on the lives of our ancestors.
Joy Hennig is the Local History and Genealogy Librarian at the Worcester Public Library and an avid genealogical sleuth.
  9:30 am EST    Socializing
  9:45 am EST    Business meeting
10:00 am EST    Presentation
This will be a Virtual event.  Please pre-register at
The presentation is free and open to the public.

Hunting My French-Canadian Ancestors
Saturday, March 4
Hunting My French-Canadian Ancestors
9:30 am to 11:30 am
Location TBD
Greg Paris presents
Hunting My French-Canadian Ancestors:  An Anglophone Deals with Drouin & Poor Handwriting
Greg is a retired scientist, now living on a sheep farm.  He has PA, NY and New England ancestors that go back to English, German, Swedish and French-Canadian roots.  He is also a past vice president of the Worcester chapter.
  9:30 am EDT    Socializing
  9:45 am EDT    Business meeting
10:00 am EDT    Presentation
Location TBD.  The presentation is free and open to the public.

Fireplace Feast at Salem Cross Inn
Sunday, March 12
Fireplace Feast at Salem Cross Inn
12:30 pm
MSOG Presents: Fireplace Feast at Salem Cross Inn
Join MSOG members and their guests for a special dining event at West Brookfield’s Salem Cross Inn - a 1700s-style feast, prepared on the open hearth of a great fieldstone fireplace. While our dinner is cooking, we can enjoy a horsedrawn wagon or sleigh ride.

Date: Sunday, March 12, 2023
Time: 12:30pm
Where: Salem Cross Inn, 260 West Main Street (Route 9), West Brookfield, MA 01585
Who: Open to MSOG members and their guests only
Cost: Adults $89.00; Children 5-10 $30.00; 2-4 $20; 1 & under are free. Includes all taxes and gratuities

Make your reservation at:
Please put “Kenney” in the reservation as the group host so we can all sit together.
All tickets are non-refundable and nontransferable.
Reserve early as these popular events fill up quickly.

• SAVORIES - Salem Cross Inn's famous cheese spread and a glass of mulled wine or cider to help take the chill off after your horse-drawn wagon or sleigh ride (weather permitting).
• CHOWDER OF THE SEA - Straight from the cauldron.
• 1700 FIREPLACE PRIME RIB - Cooked to perfection using our c.17oo Roasting Jack
• FRESH FROM THE OVEN - Homemade rolls and muffins
• FROM THE KEEPING CELLAR - Herbed roasted potatoes and fresh butternut squash
• NEW ENGLAND'S BEST APPLE PIE - With a dollop of fresh whipped cream

For more information or questions, please email

Claim To Fame
Saturday, April 1
Claim To Fame
9:30 am to 11:30 am
Location TBD
Chapter members will discuss their famous or infamous ancestors.
  • Who are they?
  • Why are they considered famous or infamous?
  • How did you research their connection and their life?
  • What have you done to document or share the family connection?
Location: TBD.  This presentation is FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

Program TBD
Saturday, April 29
Program TBD
Details coming soon

Annual Dinner Meeting
Saturday, June 3
Annual Dinner Meeting
Location TBD
Program TBD
Details coming soon